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6 years6 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
What do you wish your kitchen had?

Lots of good ideas here.
I would add think long and hard about where you put powerpoints. Buy the best extractor you can afford. Soft close IS worth it.

6 years6 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
The ONE must have in my kitchen.. have you got one?

Never seen these before. Can't see how you could get all the dishes you wash into one cupboard. We have 22 drawers in our kitchen we could use dishes from…

6 years6 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Has anyone used a fish tank as a kitchen splashback??

Would look spectacular but as renomart said, cleaning inside the fish tank and keeping it healthy would be a nightmare. Anyone who has owned a large fish tank knows how…

6 years6 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Help with choosing Appliances please

Things that worked for us and I would definately choose again - ,
Wall mount oven - just makes too much sense.
The best rangehood you can afford - Qasair or Schweigan…

6 years6 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Integrated v standalone fridges & freezers - advice please

We never considered integrated but my cabinet maker said the same, that whenever he installed them, without fail there were eventually issues with alignment and door hanging.
If you think about…

6 years6 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Recommend a kitchen mixer tap

In terms of resale I agree completely. Same goes for most kitchen appliances and fittings, unless you sell within a year or 2 of doing a kitchen, no matter where…

6 years6 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Recommend a kitchen mixer tap

We have a KWC tap called Eve. See attached link for images. It is a beautiful tap engineered to perfection. We paid around $950 (reduced from about $1600 from memory)…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Kitchen with No Handles

We have exactly the same and after 2 years (and 2 kids under 9) we have one chip from exactly the same source, a bar stool footrest.
Have you tried to…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Induction cooktops and Rangehoods

When we did our kitchen, a top of the line rangehood was my main priority. We cook a lot and I hate the smell of food and oil permeating throughout…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
What is the difference between Caesar Stone & Quartz?

We used Quantum Quartz 2 years ago. As others said, basically the same product, slightly different color range. When we used it, Ceasar Stone was the more expensive product, Quantum…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Kitchen sink mixer with pull out vegie spray

We have a pull out spray and the functionality is fantastic. We paid a lot for ours because we were concerned about the logevity of the cheaper options. Had it…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
I need help picking a dishwasher!!!

This is the model we have and I see universal love for Bosch dishwashers on many forums. But in my view this is not a good dishwasher. It is exceptionally…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Siemens or Miele

We bought Siemens beacuse it seemed to have everything Miele had , was a couple of $100 cheaper and most of all has a 5 year warranty.
Will not affect the…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Dishwasher - what to consider when buying pls ?

For me, there are 3 things that make a bad dishwasher - noise, no flexibility and poor drying.
If you dishwasher is anywhere near the living area, then think about how…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
kitchen appliances - what do you like/dislike?

Seimens own Bosch (and Neff). The Seimens brand is the premium brand, Bosch is the budget brand.
We have Seimens oven, microwave and cooktop. All very good stuff, we were choosing…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
2 young children and 2 PAC

We have 2pac an 2 young kids. We have one chip (tiny) in 12 months and it wsa from a metal stool leg hitting a corner. 2pac is tough and…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Who has a double draw dishwasher?

Nver had a dish drawer but we looked at one when we renovated last year. Two things put us off, in terms of what was available at the time, our…

7 years7 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
All White Kitchen

I like white kitchens. They look good when they are clean, the color does not date, any accessorising works with them.
But they do require more work to keep looking clean…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Newbie to appliances

We would be looking at the Isodrive in the Schweigen, and the twin motor in the Qasair; I gather the Qasair might have the better draw, especially as we will…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Newbie to appliances

We looked at Qasair and Schweigen, at the cheaper end with both claiming 650m3. In the demonstrations we got the Qasair was much more powerful in terms of draw and…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Newbie to appliances

Dishwasher is same as ours and it is a great buy, so quiet and huge interior.
Schweigen have a great reputation.
Don't know Ariston stuff but would not have thought they would…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Newbie to appliances

Don't get too caught up in all the hyperbole because it is easy to keep chasing the "best" specs, all the while blowing out you budget and creating disappointment when…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Spray painting and masking

My brother does (He has a painting business) and specialist paint shops always keep their pallet cardboard for the painters so my guess is most use that method. But I…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Heartlands Estate, Tarneit VIC

Our friends have been in Tarneit for 8 months and burgled twice. First was about a week after they moved in, they think someone was watching the move. Second time…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Spray painting and masking

Are you spray painting yourself? If so, I would advise there is a real skill to spray painting, to get a good finish you need an experienced touch.
Overspray will go…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Newbie to appliances

Re. Rangehood, you should be able to negotiate the starting price down. For a 90cm canopy Schweigen or Qasair you should be able to get under $2,000. We got our…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
What is 2 Pak doors????

It is very durable but can be prone to chipping and scratches, as Kyton says, like car paint. The main advantages of 2 pack are its' aesthetics, color choice is…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
Oven

Bosch also make a 75 cm oven (or they did) but in volume it is only about 4 - 5 cubic litres bigger than a large volume 60 cm oven.…

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
kitchen island question?

Yes we were told for stone benchtops that 300mm was maximum overhang.

8 years8 yearsMelrichMelrich posted:
SWEATY SINK!!!!!! VERY WEIRD

The grey spray lining is the sound deadener I think. We have a Franke sink and it is sprayed with deadener underneath.
It sounds very strange. How old is the sink?

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